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Garden Allies and Pacific Plant People


Pacific Plant People: Episode 2, w/ Marilee Kuhlmann and Tom Rau, Principals with Urban Water Group, Los Angeles

$15. For non-members

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October 6, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. PDT


Marilee Kuhlmann and Tom Rau have done groundbreaking work on water capture and garden design, integrating state of the art water-harvesting systems into beautiful and sustainable landscapes that are suited to the environmental challenges associated with a changing climate. 

Our guests share copious plant and design solutions, including ways to mimic “true drought resilience that nature has because the plants have gotten through droughts throughout the eons.” 

A webinar series featuring dynamic interviews with Pacific region industry leaders offering advice you can use right now in your own garden!

  • Plant Recommendations that are climate appropriate
  • How plant selections fit into ecological communities
  • Designing naturalistic gardens
  • Recommended Resources
  • Live Q & A to answer what you want to know

Pacific Plant People interviews are hosted by award-winning photographer Saxon Holt, who has recently focused his attention on the Summer-Dry Project to help gardeners achieve success in summer dry climates, and Merrill Jensen, whose long career as a Pacific region public garden leader and horticulturist, has led him to embrace and explore climate adapted plant selections for our region.

Upcoming Guests Include:

  • Carol Bornstein, Horticulturist, writer, and renowned native plant specialist
  • Emily Griswold, Director of GATEways Horticulture and Teaching Gardens at UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden
  • Al Shay, Senior instructor at Oregon State University and site manager for the Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture
  • Neil Bell, Professor and Community Horticulturalist at Oregon State University


Garden Allies

The Insects, Birds, and Other Animals That Keep Your Garden Beautiful and Thriving
by Frédérique Lavoipierre
Timber Press

$10. For non-members

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October 19, 2021
5-5:45 pm
LIVE Q & A with Frédérique Lavoipierre and illustrator Craig Latker 
35% OFF BOOK Discount from Timber Press for Pacific Horticulture Members (Discount code provided after registration)


By the author of a ten year long beloved series in Pacific Horticulture journal, this book is not like anything you have seen before on our pages!

The birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects that inhabit our yards and gardens are overwhelmingly on our side—they are not our enemies, but instead our allies. They pollinate our flowers and vegetable crops, and they keep pests in check. In Garden Allies, Frédérique Lavoipierre shares fascinating portraits of these creatures, describing their life cycles and showing how they keep the garden’s ecology in balance. Also included is helpful information on how to nurture and welcome these valuable creatures into your garden. With beautiful pen-and-ink drawings by Craig Latker, Garden Allies invites you to make friends with the creatures that fill your garden—the reward is a renewed sense of nature’s beauty and a garden humming with life.

“Frédérique Lavoipierre explains how your garden can be more than a collection of high-maintenance decorations; it can be a thriving, balanced community that gives more to your landscape than it takes.” —Douglas W. Tallamy, author of The Nature of Oaks, Nature’s Best Hope, and Bringing Nature Home.


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